It’s the last day of the year – woohoo! Time to throw out all the old stuff you don’t need any more and make space for lovely new things to come in. For me, that means clearing out my study. For you, it might mean… brace yourself… tidying your bedroom! I’ll be hauling all my folders and files off … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: December 2011
Some years ago if I happened to be looking down at my feet my aunt used to briskly say “Chin up!” I used to roll my eyes and mutter darkly. For a start I wasn’t miserable, I was thinking…usually about a story I wanted to write, but I wasn’t about to tell her that. … Continue reading
MAGIC TO TREASURE
In my last blog I wrote a pop-up book of my life, which showed how important music, dance and the written and spoken word have always been to me. In fact I always seem to be trying to find ways to integrate these arts. And though I used to write in two distinct areas, (primary … Continue reading
Points of View
This is going to be quite a technical blog. You see I’ve been working on a new book called (for the time being) Forbidden Friends. The story is about two families touched, in different ways, by the same tragedy. The main characters are Bee and Lizzie, two 12 year olds who have become very close … Continue reading
Yay! It’s WORLD DREAM DAY!
The last few days have been incredibly busy, so I think that the 27th December should be declared WORLD DREAM DAY. To celebrate WORLD DREAM DAY you have to spend at least half the day doing absolutely nothing. This is what we writers call working. We sit on the sofa, or lie on the bed, … Continue reading
Festive Family Frolics
Has anyone out there still got family cluttering up the house? A Grandpa snoozing on the sofa? A little brother playing football in the lounge? Or maybe a sister chomping through some left-over chocolates? Well, it’s time to gather them all together and play some SILLY PARTY GAMES!!! OK. Starting with my all time favourite: … Continue reading
Oh, we’re all so excited here at Girls ♥ Books! We’re all up, opening our stockings (or watching our children open theirs) and looking forward to turkey and family and games and great Christmas films today! Of course, Christmas isn’t ALL about the presents, but often they’re what we remember from years gone by. So … Continue reading
It’s Christmas Eve at last. On this day many, many years ago a lady called Mary was waiting to have a baby. She spent the day riding a donkey round a place called Bethlehem, looking for somewhere to stay. Nothing so dramatic for my family but never the less they will still be waiting for … Continue reading
Two very important things to tell you – YES, there will be a bumper blog post on Girls ♥ Books on Christmas Day, but you’ll have to wait to see what it is! (And there’ll be one on New Year’s Day too). And NO, there won’t be any competitions this month, sorry! It’s simply because … Continue reading
Exclusive Sweet Hearts Christmas Story!
Inspired by Philip Reeve’s midwinter tale, I have written my own Christmas romance! You can read it on the blog on my website – and if you like it, do leave me a comment! Hope you enjoy it! Continue reading